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Josh Stumpenhorst '03 named Teacher of the Year, again

Josh Stumpenhorst '03 Teacher of the Year
Josh Stumpenhorst ’03 has earned another Teacher of the Year accolade, this time from the Illinois Education Association (IEA).

Josh Stumpenhorst ’03 has earned another Teacher of the Year accolade, this time from the Illinois Education Association (IEA).

Stumpenhorst is a sixth-grade social science and language arts teacher at Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville and last fall was named the Illinois State Board of Education’s Teacher of the Year.

The 158th annual IEA Representative Assembly was held at the Hilton Chicago March 15-17. The assembly is where representatives of the 130,000-member organization meet yearly to determine policies and direction for the association.

German leader who lived in divided Germany gives two lectures

Michael Lunberg, Consistorial Councillor in Berlin and Brandenburg, Germany
North Central College hosts lectures April 2-3 by Michael Lunberg, who grew up in East Germany under communist state, was involved in peaceful opposition.

North Central College will host two lectures April 2-3 by Michael Lunberg, Consistorial Councillor in Berlin and Brandenburg, Germany, about the power of political opposition.

Lunberg grew up in East Germany under a repressive communist state and political party and was active in the opposition movement in the late 1980s leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall.

North Central College earns national recognition for community service

North Central students work with World Relief to tutor youth
North Central College was again named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

North Central College has again been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

The 2012 Honor Roll recognizes higher education institutions that reflect the values of exemplary community service and achieve significant outcomes. North Central College was honored for engaging its students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community.

Service, study abroad inspire student’s research on immigration reform

Jenna Slack ’12, Spanish major, leadership and conflict resolution minors
North Central College senior Jenna Slack presents research at national conference that supports using mediation to resolve immigration conflict, direct policy.

Senior Jenna Slack from Carol Stream, Ill., is among 45 students from North Central College whose research project was accepted for presentation at a leading national conference on undergraduate research.

Her research topic—using mediation to examine and resolve illegal migration issues—evolved after a study abroad experience her sophomore year led to subsequent volunteer work.

Learn lessons of calculus with humor and music

North Central College hosts “Calculus: the Musical!”—a comic and memorable review of the concepts and history of calculus—on April 3.

“Calculus: The Musical!”—a comic review of the concepts and history of calculus—returns April 3 to North Central College as part of a national tour.   

Using musical parodies that span genres from light opera to hip-hop, the show is a blend of sketch comedy, musical theatre and classroom lecture. All this makes the learning of calculus fun and entertaining.

Building on Momentum: Science

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In the fast-paced world of researching and developing new pharmaceuticals, drug companies often don’t have the time to commit resources to creating new models and technologies. That’s where the research of an academic laboratory, like that of Heather Carlson ’91 at the University of Michigan, can play an important role in developing new therapeutic drugs.

Wis is presenter at in-service workshop, guest clinician at festival

Ramona Wis, professor and chair of music
Ramona Wis, North Central College’s Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts, gave in-service workshop for teachers, was guest clinician at music festival.

Ramona M. Wis, North Central College’s Mimi Rolland Professor in the Fine Arts and professor and chair of music, gave an in-service workshop presentation titled “Best Practices in the Choral/General Music Classroom” for the vocal/general music teachers in Naperville Community Unit School District 203 on  March 2.

Glende publishes article based on his dissertation research

Philip Glende, visiting assistant professor of English
Philip Glende, North Central College visiting assistant professor of English, publishes article on newspaper coverage of organized labor in mid-20th century.

Philip Glende, North Central College visiting assistant professor of English and advisor to The Chronicle, had his article, titled “Labor Makes the News: Newspapers, Journalism, and Organized Labor, 1933-1955,” published in the March 2012 issue of “Enterprise and Society,” the international journal of business history (Vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 39-52). The article is a summary of Glende’s dissertation research and examines newspaper coverage of organized labor during the burst of union activity that began in the early 1930s.

Students travel nationwide to serve, build, sing

2011 football team serving with Habitat in S.C.
During North Central College’s spring break, more than 100 students will travel across the country on service trips, choir tour organized by the College.

During North Central College’s spring break, March 14-25, students will travel across the country through trips organized by the College. Some 65 students will participate in a variety of service trips and another 50 will be on tour with the Concert Choir.

Student radio broadcasters claim awards at national competition

Twelve student broadcasters for WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run radio station, brought home four first-place awards in national competition.

Twelve student broadcasters for WONC-FM 89.1, North Central College’s student-run radio station, brought home four national first-place awards in national competition from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System (IBS).   

The first-place Golden Microphone Trophy Awards were in four categories: Best Newscast, Best Community News, Best Sports Play-by-Play and Best Station Promo.

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